Ideas manifest themselves in many different forms. When Patcraft looked to N+A to design their 2019 NeoCon showroom at Chicago’s Merchandise Mart, we delved deep into the back story and process behind their four featured collections. The product design team at Patcraft explored, exposed, unraveled and sketched in creating these collections. They looked to the artistic processes of handcrafted details and finding beauty in the imperfections. We designed an architectural white space. A gallery-like setting that visualizes their process of modern craft, capturing the artful details that tell the stories behind each collection. We brought the full story together with artful imagery and insta-worthy provocative statements in a space that let the flooring and its imperfect process shine.
showroom / details
Sometimes everything needs to come apart
to make it all come together. What’s underneath.
What’s inside. What happens when you let
the unfinished have the final say?
There is beauty in the breakage. Inspired by the art of Japanese kintsugi, where broken pottery is put back together with lacquer and dusted with metallic powder. Because scars make better stories.
Flowers crushed onto a textured canvas bloom anew. A garden of vivid color can’t live forever. Or can it?
A handwoven pattern recalls the craft of hand loomed textiles.
A balance between warp and weft. Neutrals and vivid color.
Traditional craft, re-imagined. A brilliant and flawed vision
that never fails to make you look closer.